When you woke up this morning, I’m sure the first thing you said to yourself was: “What’s new in the world of Paramount Animation?” Well, I heard your question, reader, and I’m here with some answers. First, Rumble, an animated flick that was supposed to open this May has now been moved to 2022. In addition to that, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is set to make an animated feature with Paramount. Read More »
Since forming in 2011, Paramount Animation has only produced five films. But there’s a new one in development at the studio: a C.O.S.M.O.S. movie, which will be based on the forthcoming children’s book series by Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots, The Cape, Cursed). It’s an adventure story which Hollywood insiders reportedly describe as like “Men in Black meets Willy Wonka with a shout out to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Here’s what we know about the project thus far. Read More »
Paramount Animation’s adaptation of The Tiger’s Apprentice has struck gold with its cast. Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and international superstar Michelle Yeoh are lending their voices to The Tiger’s Apprentice animated film, an adaptation of the best-selling children’s book. The casting reunites Yeoh with her Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas co-star Henry Golding, who leads the animated movie.
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Pixar has Luxo Jr. DreamWorks has the boy on the moon casting out his fishing line. Disney has increasingly fancy variations of Cinderella’s castle. Now Paramount Animation joins the crowd of making a memorable logo that signals a family-friendly catalogue of movies. The studio has unveiled a new Paramount Animation logo along with a brand-new mascot in the form of a tween girl named Star Skipper. Watch the brand new logo unfold in the video below.
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The business deal that sees Paramount distributing the films of DreamWorks Animation is getting more complicated. That pact is set to expire on December 31, 2012, and while Paramount offered a one-year extension to DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg declined and is looking for a different partner, and perhaps a sale.
But that’s OK, because Paramount is starting its own animation division, Paramount Animation, which will begin releasing one animated film per year beginning in 2014. This could be the beginning of a plan for a Rango sequel, but regardless, Paramount is getting into animation. The press release announcing the new arm is after the break. Read More »